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About splteenmachine

Here at the Smith Public Library Teen Center in Wylie, TX reading young adult literature is as essential as breathing. This is a blog dedicated to all things young adult. Join the discussion and send us your reviews to be posted on the blog!

Bad Machinery by John Allison

Bad Machinery By: John Allison There is nothing I love more in this world than British humor. One of my favorite book series of all time is Louise Rennison’s The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books. The humor is absurd, bordering on insane. … Continue reading

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Poetry Month!

LET’S TALK ABOUT POETRY! April is National Poetry Month, if you weren’t already aware, and for a very long time I thought poetry was MeGa BoRiNg!!! It was high school when I started to appreciate how great it can be. My A.P. Literature teacher … Continue reading

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart About: Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer. … Continue reading

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Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Tangerine By: Edward Bloor About: This book is awesome.  It is about a teen boy named Paul Fisher who is blind. Paul moves from Texas to Tangerine Florida. Paul is good at soccer, but the new school in Florida won’t let him … Continue reading

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Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Mr. Augustus T. Percival

Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Mr. Augustus T. Percival by: Dene Low “Sherlock Holmes meets Victorian England’s high society with quirky sarcasm and adventurous activities.” About: You would think Petronella’s sixteenth birthday would be cause for celebration. … Continue reading

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Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo  In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales … Continue reading

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The Girl from the Well

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost Okiku wants vengeance…and she gets it. Whenever there’s a monster hurting a … Continue reading

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